Heart-Mind 2016

Heart-Mind 2016 In Profile: Dzung Vo

Dzung X. Vo, MD, is a pediatrician specializing in adolescent medicine at British Columbia Children’s Hospital, and clinical assistant professor at the University of British Columbia's Faculty of Medicine in Vancouver, Canada. He is the author of The Mindful Teen: Powerful Skills to Help You Handle Stress One Moment at a Time, which uses mindfulness-based techniques to help teens (and parents) to deal with stress and life's toughest situations.
At Heart-Mind 2016, Dr.

8 Things to Remember about Child Development and Resilience

Sunday, June 26, 2016
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Harvard Center on the Developing Child
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Resilience-related Issues are Parents' Top Concern: "Taking the Pulse of Canada's Kids"

According to a recent report by Companies Committed to Kids (CCK), the most important factor to help a child's development is mental health. And, in a survey of over 1,000 Canadian parents, the CCK report "Taking the Pulse of Canada's Kids" reveals that parents are more concerned with their children's ability to be resilient - their ability to "handle life's ups and downs", "manage stress", and "cope with difficult situations" ranked higher on their list of concerns than bullying, nutrition, media influence or screen time.

How People Learn to Become Resilient

Friday, May 27, 2016
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New Yorker
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Stressing Gracefully: Taking Care of our Bodies and Minds in Times of Stress

Stress is ubiquitous. Stress in our families, work, and finances can build and take a toll on our minds, bodies, and relationships. Health psychologist Dr. Eli Puterman presents his work on the longterm effects of stress on the aging of our immune system,

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The Drumbeat of Reconciliation

Many people say that when they hear the powerful sound of a traditional Indigenous hand drum, it stirs something deep inside. What is often unknown is that on the back of a traditional hand drum are pieces of 4 pieces of sinew or hide that pull the front of the drum tight so it not only stays in place, but makes the beautiful, soul stirring sound.

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A Gay Danish?

Our language shapes our world, including the words we use to refer to students and ourselves. Come listen through story and laughs at how Shelley Moore learned the important lesson of labels and how they connect to bigger life lessons.

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Heart-Mind 2016: Cultivating Resilience (archived)

The 4th annual Heart-Mind conference featured some of the leading minds in child development, education and mental health addressing the Dalai Lama's question, "How can we educate the hearts of children?"

The theme of our Heart-Mind 2016 conference was Cultivating Resilience.

Maria LeRose returned as conference Moderator. Keynote Presenters included: Michael Ungar, Linda Lantieri, Kimberly Schonert-Reichl, Dzung Vo, Monique Gray Smith, Eli Puterman and Shelley Moore

Surrey, British Columbia
Bell Performing Arts Centre